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August 29, 1977

Confirmation of Brain Death at Bedside by Isotope Angiography

JAMA. 1977;238(9):966-968. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280100050023

Documentation of the absence of cerebral circulation is useful as a confirmatory test of brain death. Intravenous isotope angiography performed at the bedside with a mobile γ camera is a safe, convenient, rapid, reliable, and easily understood method of proving the absence of cerebral blood flow that occurs in brain death.

(JAMA 238:966-968, 1977)